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Vasilisa Berzhanskaya

Mezzo / Alt

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Biography highlights

Vasilisa Berzhanskaya’s 2017/18 season includes her debuts at Deutsche Oper Berlin as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and at Theater Basel as Angelina in La Cenerentola, among other roles such as Principessa Melibea in Il Viaggio a Reims and Sonyetka in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at Deutsche Oper Berlin.
 
Vasilisa debuted at the Salzburg Festival 2017 as Madame Pfeil in Mozart’s Schauspieldirektor and participated in a gala concert as a member of  the Young Artists Program.
 
Highlights of her 2016/17 season include her debut at Bolshoi Theater Moscow as Despina in Cosi fan tutte and as Principessa Melibea in Il Viaggio a Reims at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro.
 
Vasilisa was a member of the Young Artists Program of Bolshoi Theatre Moscow during the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons, where she studied with Dmitry Vdovin.
 
She gave many concerts and recitals including Rossini’s Giovanna D'Arco at the Moscow International House of Music, Mozart's Coronation Mass at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall  Moscow, and performed in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall New York during the 2015 International Musical Olympus Festival, Tonhalle Zurich, the Shostakovich Philharmonic Hall in Saint Petersburg, and the Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore.

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October 2017
0118:00

Rossini - The Barber of Seville - Rosina

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Ido Arad, Conductor

Katharina Thalbach, Stage Director

0619:30

Rossini - The Barber of Seville - Rosina

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Ido Arad, Conductor

Katharina Thalbach, Stage Director

1319:30

Mozart - The Magic Flute - 2nd lady

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Ido Arad, Conductor

Günter Krämer, Stage Design

1419:30

Prokofiev - The Love for Three Oranges - Princess Linetta

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Nicholas Carter, Conductor

Robert Carsen, Stage Director

2019:30

Prokofiev - The Love for Three Oranges - Princess Linetta

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Nicholas Carter, Conductor

Robert Carsen, Stage Director

2819:30

Prokofiev - The Love for Three Oranges - Princess Linetta

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Nicholas Carter, Conductor

Robert Carsen, Stage Director

December 2017
1519:30

Rossini - La Cenerentola - Angelina

Theater Basel

Daniele Squeo, Conductor

Antonio Latella , Stage Director

2119:30

Rossini - La Cenerentola - Angelina

Theater Basel

Daniele Squeo, Conductor

Antonio Latella , Stage Director

3119:30

Rossini - La Cenerentola - Angelina

Theater Basel

Daniele Squeo, Conductor

Antonio Latella , Stage Director

January 2018
1120:00

Salon Rossini 2

Sinfonieorchester Basel
1416:00

Rossini - La Cenerentola - Angelina

Theater Basel

Daniele Squeo, Conductor

Antonio Latella , Stage Director

1719:30

Rossini - La Cenerentola - Angelina

Theater Basel

Daniele Squeo, Conductor

Antonio Latella , Stage Director

2019:30

Bizet - Carmen - Mercédès

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Ivan Repusic, Conductor

Ole Anders Tandberg, Stage Director

2219:30

Rossini - La Cenerentola - Angelina

Theater Basel

Daniele Squeo, Conductor

Antonio Latella , Stage Director

2419:30

Bizet - Carmen - Mercédès

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Ivan Repusic, Conductor

Ole Anders Tandberg, Stage Director

2719:30

Bizet - Carmen - Mercédès

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Ivan Repusic, Conductor

Ole Anders Tandberg, Stage Director

February 2018
0219:30

Rossini - La Cenerentola - Angelina

Theater Basel

Daniele Squeo, Conductor

Antonio Latella , Stage Director

0418:00

Bizet - Carmen - Mercédès

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Ivan Repusic, Conductor

Ole Anders Tandberg, Stage Director

1118:30

Rossini - La Cenerentola - Angelina

Theater Basel

Daniele Squeo, Conductor

Antonio Latella , Stage Director

March 2018
0219:30

Puccini - Madame Butterfly - Kate Pinkerton

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor

Pier Luigi Samaritani, Stage Director

1019:30

Puccini - Madame Butterfly - Kate Pinkerton

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor

Pier Luigi Samaritani, Stage Director

1219:30

Rossini - La Cenerentola - Angelina

Theater Basel

Daniele Squeo, Conductor

Antonio Latella , Stage Director

2419:30

Rossini - La Cenerentola - Angelina

Theater Basel

Daniele Squeo, Conductor

Antonio Latella , Stage Director

2719:30

Rossini - La Cenerentola - Angelina

Theater Basel

Daniele Squeo, Conductor

Antonio Latella , Stage Director

3119:30

Mascagni - Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci - Lola

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Stefano Ranzani, Conductor

David Pountney, Stage Director

April 2018
0218:30

Rossini - La Cenerentola - Angelina

Theater Basel

Daniele Squeo, Conductor

Antonio Latella , Stage Director

0719:30

Shostakovich - Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District - Sonyetka

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Donald Runnicles, Conductor

Ole Anders Tandberg, Stage Director

1419:30

Shostakovich - Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District - Sonyetka

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Donald Runnicles, Conductor

Ole Anders Tandberg, Stage Director

1619:30

Rossini - La Cenerentola - Angelina

Theater Basel

Daniele Squeo, Conductor

Antonio Latella , Stage Director

2019:30

Shostakovich - Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District - Sonyetka

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Donald Runnicles, Conductor

Ole Anders Tandberg, Stage Director

2119:30

Rossini - La Cenerentola - Angelina

Theater Basel

Daniele Squeo, Conductor

Antonio Latella , Stage Director

2819:30

Rossini - La Cenerentola - Angelina

Theater Basel

Daniele Squeo, Conductor

Antonio Latella , Stage Director

3019:30

Rossini - La Cenerentola - Angelina

Theater Basel

Daniele Squeo, Conductor

Antonio Latella , Stage Director

May 2018
1619:30

Verdi - La Traviata - Flora Bervoix

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Ido Arad, Conductor

Götz Friedrich, Stage Design

1919:30

Verdi - La Traviata - Flora Bervoix

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Ido Arad, Conductor

Götz Friedrich, Stage Design

2619:30

Mozart - The Magic Flute - 2nd lady

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Ido Arad, Conductor

Günter Krämer, Stage Design

June 2018
1519:30

Rossini - Il viaggio a Reims - Marchesa Melibea

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Giacomo Sagripanti, Conductor

Jan Bosse, Stage Director

2219:30

Rossini - Il viaggio a Reims - Marchesa Melibea

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Giacomo Sagripanti, Conductor

Jan Bosse, Stage Director

2419:30

Rossini - Il viaggio a Reims - Marchesa Melibea

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Giacomo Sagripanti, Conductor

Jan Bosse, Stage Director

3019:30

Rossini - Il viaggio a Reims - Maddalena

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Giacomo Sagripanti, Conductor

Jan Bosse, Stage Director

July 2018
0519:30

Rossini - Il viaggio a Reims - Maddalena

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Giacomo Sagripanti, Conductor

Jan Bosse, Stage Director

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September 2017
0319:00

Season Opening 17/18 - The Concert

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Donald Runnicles, Conductor

Ido Arad, Conductor

Nikolas Nägele, Conductor

0619:30

Verdi - La Traviata - Flora Bervoix

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Ido Arad, Conductor

Götz Friedrich, Stage Design

0919:30

Verdi - La Traviata - Flora Bervoix

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Ido Arad, Conductor

Götz Friedrich, Stage Design

1319:30

Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor - Alice

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Ivan Repusic, Conductor

Filippo Sanjust, Stage Director

1719:30

Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor - Alice

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Ivan Repusic, Conductor

Filippo Sanjust, Stage Director

August 2017
0815:00

Mozart - Der Schauspieldirektor (YAP) - Frau Pfeil

Salzburger Festspiele

Erina Yashima, Conductor

Elena Tzavara, Stage Director

1115:00

Mozart - Der Schauspieldirektor (YAP) - Frau Pfeil

Salzburger Festspiele

Erina Yashima, Conductor

Elena Tzavara, Stage Director

1215:00

Mozart - Der Schauspieldirektor (YAP) - Frau Pfeil

Salzburger Festspiele

Erina Yashima, Conductor

Elena Tzavara, Stage Director

1515:00

Mozart - Der Schauspieldirektor (YAP) - Frau Pfeil

Salzburger Festspiele

Erina Yashima, Conductor

Elena Tzavara, Stage Director

2215:00

Mozart - Der Schauspieldirektor (YAP) - Frau Pfeil

Salzburger Festspiele

Erina Yashima, Conductor

Elena Tzavara, Stage Director

2619:30

Young Singers Project Final Concert

Salzburger Festspiele

Adrian Kelly, Conductor

2715:00

Mozart - Der Schauspieldirektor (YAP) - Frau Pfeil

Salzburger Festspiele

Erina Yashima, Conductor

Elena Tzavara, Stage Director

July 2017
2815:00

Mozart - Der Schauspieldirektor (YAP) - Frau Pfeil

Salzburger Festspiele

Erina Yashima, Conductor

Elena Tzavara, Stage Director

3015:00

Mozart - Der Schauspieldirektor (YAP) - Frau Pfeil

Salzburger Festspiele

Erina Yashima, Conductor

Elena Tzavara, Stage Director

January 2017
2719:00

Rossini - Il viaggio a Reims, in concert - Modestina

Bolshoi Theatrе, Moscow | Moscow Philharmonic-2 Concert Hall

Tugan Sokhiev, Conductor

2919:00

Rossini - Il viaggio a Reims, in concert - Modestina

Bolshoi Theatrе, Moscow

Tugan Sokhiev, Conductor

3119:00

Rossini - Il viaggio a Reims, in concert - Modestina

Bolshoi Theatrе, Moscow

Tugan Sokhiev, Conductor

December 2016
2219:00

Mozart - Così fan tutte - Despina

Bolshoi Theatrе, Moscow

Alexander Soloviev, Conductor

Floris Visser, Stage Director

2419:00

Mozart - Così fan tutte - Despina

Bolshoi Theatrе, Moscow

Alexander Soloviev, Conductor

Floris Visser, Stage Director

October 2016
1320:00

Myths and Legends... Festival Concert #1 - Mezzo-soprano

Singapore International Festival of Music

Darrell Ang, Conductor

1519:30

Today's Stars... Festival Concert #3 - Mezzo-soprano

Singapore International Festival of Music

Beatrice Lin, Piano

August 2016
1511:00

Rossini - Il viaggio a Reims - Marchesa Melibea

Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro

Gabriel Bebeselea, Conductor

Emilio Sagi, Stage Director

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Pesaro Rossini Festival - Il viaggio a Reims - Marchesa Melibea, 2016

With exclusive talent built on her vocal range, color and coloratura technique fascinated Vasilisa Berzhanskaya in the role of Marchesa Melibea.

- Peter Kukumberg, Opera SlovakiaRead the article

Berzhanskaya legt die Marchesa mit sattem Mezzo herrlich verführerisch an 

- Thomas Molke, Online Music MagazineRead the article

...the second performance marked the female revenge... thanks to a voice that we already enjoyed in the final concert of the Rossini Academy: that of Russian mezzo Vasilisa Berzhanskaya... Vasilisa proved a very persuasive Melibea.

- Luciano Murgia, PU24Read the article


Berlin Deutsche Oper - Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Rosina, 2017/18

Als seine Geliebte war die junge russische Mezzosopranistin Vasilia Berzhanskaya eine wunderbare Rosina. Sie stellte eine emotionale, liebevolle und trotzige Rosina dar. Ihre Stimme ist dunkel, hat aber einen besonderen Glanz. Sie glänzte sowohl mit schnellen Koloraturen als auch mit wunderschönen Legati. Eine richtige Belcanto-Sängerin!

- Yehya Alazem, Klassik BegeistertRead the article


Salzburg Festival - Abschlusskonzert Young Singers Project - Mezzo, 2016/17

Ihr kraftvoller Mezzo besticht durch eine klangvolle Mittellage und sie singt die Arie des Ariodante  sowohl mit kräftiger Höhe als auch beeindruckender Tiefe und lässt dabei schöne Piani hören. Ein sehr souveräner Vortrag, der vom Publikum mit starkem Applaus bedacht wird.

- Klaus Billand, Der Neue MerkerRead the article


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